There is no spoon

Don’t hang on. Nothing lasts forever but the Earth and sky. It slips away…and all your money won’t another minute buy. –Kansas

I like the story I heard about some monk or something. I don’t remember who it was that had this idea, but I have tried to put it into practice in my life.

My possessions are just…stuff. I try my hardest to do as this other person did, and to let go of my possessions WHILE I STILL OWN THEM.

The plate I’m eating on? In my mind it’s already broken.

What?

Yes.

The plate is already broken, already ruined, destined for the landfill.

Looks fine to me.

Well it’s not LITERALLY broken. I have just pre-recognized that it won’t last forever and I shouldn’t be too attached. If it fell on the floor right now I wouldn’t have feelings about that because I’ve already let it go.

If you can force yourself to view all your stuff as already broken, it won’t bother you as much when the day comes that you do have to part with it. Try it!

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